This free icebreaker can be used at any learning event where positive thinking is a theme
Training course contents:
A short icebreaker exercise, designed to get participants to introduce themselves in a positive way can be downloaded for free from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the notes below.
For participants to introduce themselves at the start of a session
To help engender a positive state of mind at the start of the learning event
Explain to participants that you will be asking them to introduce themselves in a positive way by giving their name, job title and their ‘best thing’ from the last 24 hours, and why it was best.
Ask participants to think back over the last 24 hours and list their ‘three best things.’ These might be things that happened to them, things they witnessed, a really good meal or indeed anything they liked in the last day.
Now ask them to select the ‘best thing’ from their list.
Ask participants to introduce themselves in turn. Go first, to give them the idea.
For example: ‘My name is Karl Howard. I am a Learning and Development Officer. My ‘best thing’ in the last 24 hours was overhearing my neighbours talking about my daughter, saying how kind and helpful she is. This made me feel very proud.’
o Any learning event where positive thinking is a theme.
o Any learning event where it is important for learners to have a positive mindset.
This icebreaker is useful for creating a positive mindset from the start of the learning event.